11 Medals for Westport AC at Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country Championships

The Connaught Primary Schools Cross Country Championships were held recently in Dangan in Galway and Westport AC athletes brought home an impressive 11 medals for their schools.

First up was the 3rd/4th Class Girls 800m where Caoimhe Gannon, Knockrooskey NS had a fantastic race coming home second.  Next home from  the club was Saoirse O'Brien, Westport Gaelscoil in fifth place, closely followed in nineth position by Ruth Moran, Knockrooskey NS. Twelveth medal position went to Tara Needham, Louisburg NS.  The Westport Gaelscoil Girls team of Saoirse O'Brien, Annie Noonan, Brianna Bruton, Kerry McHale, Anna O'Rian and Megan Nugent bought home the Team gold medal.

The next race was the 3rd /4th Class Boys 800m where Luke Dawson was in third position 100m from the finish but, with a fantastic sprint,  took the gold for St Colmcilles NS.  Next home for the club was Rossa McAllister who came 34th for the Gaelscoil.

The 5th/6th Class Girls 1000m was next and Aoife O'Brien came home in 4th place for Westport Gaelscoil.  The last race was the 5th/6th Class Boys 1000m where Patrick Chambers, Newport NS came in sixth, followed by Mark Moran, Knockrooskey NS in 30th place.  Both these boys are only in 5th class so have another chance in the race again next year.

Well done to all our athletes!